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Masonic Temple
Silver City, New Mexico


Description: Masonic Temple
Other Names:
Address: Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico
Type: fraternal
Original Client:
Date: 1916
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories, corner location
Budget/Cost: $75,000

Foundation: probably cement
Wall Materials: plastered
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: prism glass over store fronts, wood eaves and loggia

Location of Drawings: None known to exist.
Location of Documentary Photographs: None known to exist.

Bibliography: Silver City Independent, March 21, 1916, illustration of rendering with caption.

Remarks: The building was to be a combination lodge and business block, with, apparently, a roof garden over the first floor. The design is very similar to the first Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, Arizona.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990